Senator Bonacic Announces Bill Passed to Established the First New York State Veterans’ Cemetery

John J. Bonacic

March 28, 2013

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) has announced that the Veterans’ Cemetery Bill, S4213 by Senator Ball, has been included in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget.   This bill will create a program to establish the first New York State Veterans’ Cemetery. 

“I was pleased to see the Veterans’ Cemetery Bill included in this budget.  Forty-two other states have cemeteries honoring their veterans, and it is time for New York’s veterans to be laid to rest in a place of honor and respect for their service,” said Senator Bonacic.

The program, overseen and managed by the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, will create the first New York State veterans cemetery, and provide a program for its operation, maintenance and perpetual care.

 “Our heroes deserve nothing less,” Bonacic concluded.